Ho ho ho and a keg of mulled wine! Fwonk* rounds off 2013 with a candy-soaked compilation LP of icy beats and frosty ambience. Best enjoyed with a crate of dodgy liqueur and several dozen mince pies. Concept, curation, and artwork by Katarrhaktes. http://fwonk.co.uk/ Topics: christmas, compilation, fwonk*, fwonk, netlabel, netaudio, electronica
Planned to be the first of three EPs covering the different styles of Mr Pig, this one is what you might call the 'nice' one. Not entirely bereft of the droney, dreamy distortions and repetitions that are Vasko's sound but here they are realised in, perhaps, a more traditional fashion. http://fwonk.co.uk http://soundcloud.com/vaskothepig Topics: mp3, flac, Fwonk*, Fwonk* Netlabel, electronic, glitch, noise, ambient
If someone said to you, "I'm going to play you a song about love", what would you expect to hear? The basic ideas for "Lovers" had been fostering for months, coming on the heels of last year's full-length album, "Feeding Lions". This standalone new track is ripe with tension, a recording both unrelenting and oddly beautiful, like the proverbial sound of cymbals crashing. It was written and produced by Kai Ginkel aka Phirnis, with an astonishing remix by... Topics: mp3, flac, Phirnis, Fwonk*, Katarrhaktes
The bizarre Cuckoo Spit's debut on Fwonk* is a twisted, bi-polar trip to a world smothered in rainbows and rotting entrails. Using only the manipulated human voice, the mini-album Salmon Custard is in flux between candy coated naivety and darkly humorous innuendo. http://fwonk.co.uk/109/ Topics: mp3, fwonk*, flac, vocal, vocal manipulation
Heskin Radiophonic curates a first mix from Fwonk*. Displaying some of the best cuts from Fwonk* netlabel, this podcast is a compilation of great tunes in a variety of genres â hip-hop, techno, dubstep, ambient and even garage rock ân roll. Topics: podcast, fwonk*, mp3, electronica, netaudio, netlabel music
As Spring is sprunging all around, Heskin Radiophonic brings us into April with some choice cuts. This month featuring a special profile of two netlabels - the ambient Blurry Pup Recordings and the dancefloor orientated Sostanze Records . TRACKLISTING: PER | Ettertid | Ettertid | link KOPFKLANG | Zurück im Wunderland II | Zurück im Wunderland | link FUDGEDUBNOFUNK | EIOPA | Solvency II: Release 2 | link JANI R | Damaged | Blurred Lines | link MICHAEL OLDHAM | Evening Sun Recedent | Aurelia |... Topics: fwonk*, podcast, electronica, netlabel, netaudio, creative commons
We are excited to present three tracks and a remix bursting with fresh and funky fun. These tracks from Audio Dropout mix classic hip-hop breaks, sample mangling, dope beats and chilled ambient pads. All tracks written and produced by Audio Dropout. http://soundcloud.com/audiodropout Topics: mp3, flac, Fwonk*, Fwonk, netlabel, netaudio, electronic, instrumental hip-hop, hip-hop, old skool
Kopfklang returns from his leisurely cruise through Filterwunderland and gives us his own idiosyncratic electronic take on chamber music and the blues. Huge soundscapes of fat analogue synthesis wash over the listener accompanied by crispy electronic beats. soundcloud.com/kopfklang fwonk.co.uk/tag/kopfklang/ Topics: mp3, flac, Fwonk*, Fwonk* Records, netlabel, creative commons, kopfklang, instrumental, electronic,...
Fwonk* regular – stalwart even! – Fudgedubnofunk helps celebrate our centenary by giving us not one, but two huge mixtapes of music released under Creative Commons licenses, much of it from the Fwonk* archives, including Inkraktare, Per, Heskin Radiophonic and Fudgedubnofunk himself. Topics: mp3, audio, flac, Fudgedubnofunk, fwonk, fwonk*100, electronic, electronica, mix set, mix, live...
The third and final EP from the benevolent Irish techno smith Puppet Show has been magic’d to our media device screens! This time round the tracks are louder, noisier and more dance edged then e’er before. The EP is also a longer then e’er before with a whopping seven tracks. Why, that’s almost an entire album. Which certainly wouldn’t be possible without the wonderful co-production action from fellow Fwonk* artists Gross Prophet and Katarrhaktes . Special thanks to Allyzia for... Topics: netlabel, netaudio, fwonk*, fwonk* netlabel, puppet show, gross prophet, katarrhaktes, electronic,...
To celebrate five years of Fwonk*, and forty years of Dark Side of the Moon, our regulars got together and reproduced Pink Floyd’s classic LP. This LP faithfully follows the original structure, but each track is warped by a different artist or group of artists. This encompasses ambient electronica, chip-tune, shoegaze, metal and idm versions of the classic originals. All songs written and originally performed by Pink Floyd. We are making no money from the release of this EP. We do this for... Topics: mp3, flac, ogg, Fwonk*, Fwonk* netlabel, netlabel, netaudio, compilation, various artists,...
Inspired by the growing algorave scene, Anny FM creates iterative, semi-improvised (try-to-) dance music with code in Tidal. Pig’s Nose is his début EP and heaviest, most aggressive piece to date: a single song in three acts, composed in the dark while drinking heavily and recorded in a single sitting, and best listened to similarly. Topics: Tidal, Algorave, Techno, Anny FM, Fwonk*, electronic, electro, electronica
'Post-Human' - ''...a hypothetical future being whose basic capacities so radically exceed those of present humans as to be no longer unambiguously human by our current standards''. ...retrospectively, are we not already 'Post-Human'? Post-Human is the debut album by English artist, James Breeze; an experimental album of lush soundscapes and unsettling textures. The album is based on a loose concept of 'The Forming of The Individual' and the concept of transhumanism. It features personal and... Topics: Fwonk*, mp3, flac, ambient, acoustic, industrial, noise, electronic, experimental
cerBIc's debut EP with Fwonk* and Bubblectro: two ripping dirty electro-jazz jaunts from an incredible technical talent. Topics: fwonk, bubblectro, cerBIc, cerbic, electro, dirty, jazz, idm, IDM, dance
The concept: Take a dictaphone into work and record the chatter of people sitting around you and on the phone, chop the recordings up, chuck into a Reason melting pot along with drones, noises, beats, beeps, bleeps, synths and other splurges, give the resulting tunes suitably techie work related titles ... and hey-presto you have the new album by Fudgedubnofunk! Topics: mp3, idm, audio, fwonk, avant garde, drum and bass, glitch
Retro feelings and deep synth basslines make up 'Tape Head' put to snappy beats and fantasy style keyboard playing. With its B-side IC (live version) a modern recreation of what sounds like influences to Tangerine Dream and film music playing as one. Tape Head and IC taken from upcoming album, to be released Spring 2014 Topics: mp3, flac, Fwonk*, electronic, experimental, new wave, retro
from the now derilict fine worsted mills of huddersfield, west yorkshire, comes circle of squares. we have, sir sidney rough diamond on beat duties, lofi earnie playing dominos and the fist of cheese throwing shapes in the corner. BOOM SHANKA! LETS GO! music to dance and chill to. music to laugh and cry to. music sweet music. Topics: circle of squares, electronica, minimal, lo-fi, Fwonk*, netlabel
Roy Nash returns to the world of glitch and IDM as Cirix with this set of four hypnotic, playful tunes. Released on Bubblectro/Fwonk*. For more from Cirix and other creative geniuses, head to www.fwonk.com Topics: cirix, fwonk, bubblectro, glitch, idm, IDM, electronica, recap
3dtorus writes: The 'impact winter ep' was fully produced before the 'one source ep' was even released. It mirrors a whole lot of emotions from happiest excitement to heavy anxiety and the last attack of winters depression. I threw off tons of pressure by producing it – pressure of a half-year-lasting search for a musical home. I had sent the 'one source ep' to 38 different labels...maybe you get the point of 'pressure'. I had visualized my music to be released by someone and I reached this... Topics: 3dtorus, Fwonk*, analog synthesis, analog, electronic, dance, techno, trance, ambient
Perniciem's debut Bubblectro/Fwonk* release sees Mark Wallbridge in dark and contemplative mood - this emotional rush of music and noise is riveting and essential. Topics: perniciem, bubblectro, fwonk, mark wallbridge, noise, industrial, electronica
When at the beach on a glorious Summer's day, the lovely lads and ladies at the fantastic Fwonk* studios promise they will never wear those sweaty speedos you most earnestly wish you hadn't bought them for Christmas in jest. Nor will they torture you with terror-inducing spray-on tan lines or sandy crotch-paunches. Nope. Not now. Not ever. Our hands may be behind our backs, but that doesn't mean our fingers are crossed. Topics: Fwonk*, Fwonk* Netlabel, netaudio, netlabel, Katarrhaktes, Gross Prophet, Phirnis, Clint C Jones,...
i have a box, formerly known as sickmoth, releases his second EP - a collection of mostly melodic, often chaotic tunes that mix genres and live elements. For more from i have a box and others, visit www.fwonk.com Topics: sickmoth, i have a box, idm, IDM, electronica, fwonk, bubblectro
March's Fwonk* Podcast brings you a varied palette for the gradual onset Spring! This month we have a lot of hip-hop, rap and dub, but this is tempered with some outstanding space-rock, garage rock, Greek folk music and one of the best dancefloor anthems we've ever heard. We also feature two tracks by the outstanding Talk Less, Say More who has been making waves with a great review of his excellent new EP on The Quietus , amongst others! TRACKLISTING: THE 2000 | Lonely Night | Lonely Night... Topics: podcast, mp3, fwonk*, rap, garage rock, electronica, hip-hop, dub
A regular contributor to Fwonk*, Katarrhaktes has brought us some stunning music in the past, hopping genres from harsh digital noise, through 8-bit to ambient. Here he brings all those influences together an adds a new element – epic hugeness. This EP is his most complete, accomplished and (dare I say it?) accessible to date. Topics: mp3, flac, netaudio, netlabel, fwonk, katarrhaktes, techno, ambient, industrial, idm
Enjoying The Undertow is Isotherme ’s first single for Fwonk* and displays a penchant for weaving multiple melodies within a song’s structure. Electronic sounds bubble and splash as if in water. Each melodic line and counter-line represents a creature of the sea. Fish travel by. Dolphins jump. E-bowed guitars mimic whale calls. The bass line is the ocean floor. Mermaids swim in the lightness of the percussion. And the sea itself is heard in the lush pads which envelop the entire piece. Topics: ambient, electronic, Featured, Isotherme, pop, netlabel, netaudio, Fwonk*
The first full i have a box album, following the Bunnies (released on Fwonk*) and Raggles (Bubblectro) EPs from the artist formerly known as sickmoth. This is a laid back concept album where the listener takes a journey through the elements of Earth and aspects of life; a mixture of soothing melodies and crisp beats. Topics: sickmoth, bubblectro, fwonk, IDM, ambient, chilled, laid back, smooth
Todays music was originally planned for live broadcasting at the hessian "Landesfest Hessentag" but has then been replaced by the local live program. So we scheduled Ohsaurus album PUng [FW158] and the high dart single Money [FW166] for the two-weekly radioshow at Freies Radio Kassel. Finally here they are, some of the latest funky electronic beats released at Fwonk*! Playlist Introduction Ohsaurus – Smiles of Venus Ohsaurus – Private Landscape Ohsaurus – Curse Information about... Topics: frei², freihoch2, Fwonk*, Ohsaurus, high dart, Freies Radio Kassel Source: http://fwonk.co.uk/158 http://fwonk.co.uk/166
WhiteGold specialises in house, electronic and future garage genres. Katie (WhiteGold), comes from Manchester. Her recent music is getting more and more popular by the day, so she is definitely one to look out for in 2014. This track was dedicated to a very dear friend. It has been remixed by Katarrhaktes . Topics: Fwonk*, WhiteGold, Manchester, Future Garage, Dance, Techno, Electro, Electronica
After two decades of bursting (mainly their own) eardrums as an indie band named Paste, the guys from 15 Days decided on a name change, a genre change and a couple of instrument swaps. The acoustic ‘double a-side’ here is the results of those changes. Chris Galpin – banjo, keys and vocals Colin Robey – guitar Mark Wallbridge – guitar Matt Sales – bass Stu Edwards – drums Topics: Fwonk*, Netaudio, Netlabel, Folk, Folk Rock, Acoustic, Acoustic Rock
To help stave off those January blues comes an album from Lancaster troubadour Frenchie, full of warmth, life and soul. There’s a crackle of vitality in these songs, and Frenchie’s amazing voice has the power and humanity to drive these songs. All songs written by Frenchie, except tracks written by Frenchie and Julian Whittle. Additional lyrics in Smell A Rat and Guilty by Ash. All songs performed by Frenchie & Matt. Recorded and mixed by Matt. Produced by Matt & Frenchie. “Thanks... Topics: folk, folk rock, folk pop, acoustic, songwriter, mp3, flac, Fwonk*
Everyone knows that California is the best US state. That's why the Sages of Fwonk, under the direction of Katarrhaktes, have banded together to produce 17 songs in a compilation which eulogises its greatness. Or it's just a bunch of random demos we made for shits and giggles that have nothing to do with one another. But hey! You won't find these tracks anywhere else. Probably. Topics: mp3, flac, audio, compilation, various artists, fwonk*, electronic, electronica
Some days, it seems as though the rain will last forever. Melancholy, somber, yet ultimately hopeful, Cuckoo Spit neurotically searches for colour in perpetually overcast landscapes. At the core of this EP is a cover of Avril Lavigne's 'Runaway' remixed into a pounding ocean of gloom by industrial/ambient artist Katarrhaktes. Topics: Fwonk*, Cuckoo Spit, Katarrhaktes, Experimental, Vocal Manipilations, Electronic, Remix
The Stratosonics return to Fwonk* with another EP of short, fast, rocking tunes. If you like guitars laced with fuzz and cranked to eleven, drums that play through your head and snarled vocals with puerile lyrics, this is the EP for you. This is down and dirty fun. Topics: mp3, audio, flac, fwonk100, fwonk, stratosonics, garage rock, psychobilly, rock and roll, diy rock...
Heskin Radiophonic returns to Fwonk* for the first time since 2011 with Fwonk*s very first single release: two tracks of Damnation and Salvation. These tracks are full of reverb soaked ambient drones, crispy beats and ghostly pads. All tracks written, performed and produced by Heskin Radiophonic. heskinradiophonic.co.uk fwonk.co.uk Topics: Heskin Radiophonic, Fwonk*, ambient, glitch, drone, beats, ambient electronic, electronic,...
Kopfklang takes is for a third journey into and across the sonic landscapes of Filterwunderland. In a warm sunny ambient meadow, by the side of a gurgling, bubbling electro stream, Kopfklang brings us his signature sound, with the hints, glimpsed in the hazy distance, of huge moutainous ranges of hip-hop beats and wobbly dubstep bass. fwonk.co.uk soundcloud.com/kopfklang Topics: mp3, audio, flac, Kopfklang, Fwonk*, ambient, electronic, netaudio, netlabel, hip-hop, dubstep
Welcome to FWONK*100 – our hundredth release on the good ship Fwonk*! As we settle down, to read our congratulatory letter from HRH The Queen, we give – as the first salvo in a five-album salute – this massive compilation to you. Featuring Fwonk* regulars and old-timers such as Heskin Radiophonic, Styli, Vasko The Pig, Katarrhaktes, Fudgedubnofunk, Organic Shift Man and Nemmo this also features – at long last! – the first Fwonk* recording from Norwegian progmeister and... Topics: mp3, audio, flac, compilation, various artists, netlabel, netaudio, fwonk, electronic, electronica
With sweaty palms and a lump in your throat, you knock on her door. She's beautiful. The curtains are drawn and the scent of perfumed candles is heavy in the air. You prepare yourself for the most perfect romantic evening with the girl of your dreams. Stare into each others eyes, tie each other up - but wait. This was supposed to be a home-cooked meal. Where's the food? With a surge of panic as she tightens the final knot, you catch a flash of metal from the corner of your eye. Her expression... Topics: Cuckoo Spit, experimental, a cappella, vocal, vocal manipulations, glitch, breakcore, noise,...
Summoning mystical demons of music, The Annunaki present a set of live, and totally improvised musical manifestations. These raw recordings capture music in its genesis - it is created, lives, breathes but the once and lives on only in these recordings. Topics: cc music, electronic, netlabel, free jazz, improvisation, improvisational noise-art, jazz, metal,...
Catrin Noise is a singer-songwriter from Bosnia and Herzegovina. She collaborates closely with Plavi Podrum on writing and producing the songs. Remember is a socially engaged song, originated in the harsh reality of an impoverished country (Bosnia) and its uncertain future. It's a search for hope, rebellion, action, that often ends with a return to oneself. The refuge is found in the personal life. The song is written by Catrin and produced by Plavi Podrum. The remix is produced by 3dtorus. Topics: Electronic, Electronica, Electro, Dance, Alternative Pop, Netlabel, Netaudio, Techno, Catrin Noise,...
Following the superb debut album Winter, the first Bubblectro/Fwonk* release for Aural Lab, an experimental three-piece, is a cool mix of laid back electro with indie rock sensibilities. Mastered by John Sutherland at Distorted Science. Artwork by Derek Pearson. For more from Aural Lab, head to www.fwonk.com Topics: aural lab, aural, lab, bubblectro, fwonk, sickmoth, hyoscene, pop, IDM, electronica
Fudgedubnofunk returns to Fwonk* with another album, this time more beat and groove driven, merging elements of house, techno, ambient and industrial to forge a fantastic LP, that bustles with restless energy, soaked in it's own caffeine rush. Topics: cc music, netlabel, electro, electronic, electronica, fwonk*, house, minimal, United Kingdom
'Mind Insert' was chosen as the single for the simple reason that I found it to be the catchiest track of all 11 I produced to be released as the album 'Rain (On Your Charade)'. To me it is as well a good example for why I think the whole album to be Post Techno. It definitely is techno if you look/listen at each element solitary – but together they do not appear as Techno. Yes, I have quite a strict idea what Techno is and what it sounds like, which is mainly because I experienced it during... Topics: 3dtorus, Heskin Radiophonic, Fwonk*, electro, techno, post techno, electronica, electronic, analog,...
Noyce blasts onto Fwonk* with a nine track EP of wonky, glitchy, scratchy sample based hip-hop. Rare beats and samples from long forgotten jazz records fill this EP from beginning to end, laying down huge beats, and off-time wonkiness. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: mp3, flac, netaudio, netlabel, fwonk, hip-hop, scratchy, instrumental, samples, glitch
Teetering on the edge of dissonance, Katarrhaktes summons two disquieting tracks from beyond the pale. Woven from manipulated acoustic instruments, these bleak explorations into the medium stumble between percussive groove and unsettling tension. Topics: Katarrhaktes, Fwonk*, Netlabel, Netaudio, Glitch, Drone, Ambient, Industrial, Sample, Acoustic...
Fwonk*s favourite master of destructive reconstruction Katarrhaktes brings his own inimitable style to our second release of FWONK*100. This album takes tracks from the Fwonk* back catalogue and gives them the full on remix treatment – artists such as Bachelor Machines, Styli, Fudgedubnofunk, Imploded View and Kabukiman see their tracks ripped asunder, transformed, mutated and evolved into something new, something exciting and something chaotic. Topics: mp3, audio, flac, compilation, various artists, netlabel, netaudio, fwonk, electronic, electronica
This week, the heat was out and about in the UK and everybody went mad. So, we decided to create a full playlist of nice, breezy, summery songs. We called it "Songs for the Heat", but in reality it's just a collection of feel-good tracks. There's a bit for nearly every taste: new pop, ambient electronic, indie rock and even industrial cumbia (yes, for real). We hope these tunes guide you through the good vibes of summer time. We all deserve to finish a day with some relaxing songs.... Topics: podcast, Bandcamp, Free Music Archive, Fwonk*, Jamendo, MiMi Records, Monofonicos, Monster Jinx,...
Glaswegian master of genre mixups, Stemfour's debut for Bubblectro/Fwonk* is all things to all men - kicking off with the loud and proud Screw it Doon and ending on the beautiful, ethereal Hatch. Hear more from Stemfour at www.fwonk.com Topics: stemfour, robert duncan, scottish, glasgow, IDM, drum and bass, d&b, bubblectro, fwonk
frei² traversed the World Wide Web for discovering (nb: includes the term disco ) new netlabel music – and found FWONK as well as rec72. FWONK describes itself as a netlabel releasing a large diversity of music. For this radioshow – right in the hot summer – frei² chose FWONKs christmas release, which is all about snow and ice. The second new label in the show, rec72 , publishes music along visuals. As visuals are hard for radio broadcast, we got their «Small Radio». And in between... Topics: frei², freihoch2, FWONK, rec72, WM Recordings, Small Radio, Meanwhile.ltd, Freies Radio Kassel
Two new songs from Fwonk*s regular shit-kickers, Stratosonics . First up is BuzzFeed Baby, an ode to the popular social website for morons, followed by a brand new version of Yeah Yeah Yeah, which first appeared on Sonic Boom Boogie back in 2011. Two slabs of in your face rock and roll, and the whole single lasts 159 seconds. Topics: mp3, flac, Stratosonics, Fwonk*, rock and roll, garage rock, DIY rock, garage punk, lofi
'Rain (On Your Charade)' is an album with which I explored possibilities of 'Post Techno'. It has clear elements of techno and dub and is definitely not an average dance music music album. Rather I tried to tell a story within, to take listeners on a journey and to bring them back home safe and entertained. Although it was completely produced with software I find it to have a very analogue sound. Most important for me was to create a personal piece which includes my artistic vision of track and... Topics: 3dtorus, Fwonk*, netlabel, netaudio, ambient, deep ambient, dub, electro, electronic, electronica,...